Through expert-led panel discussions, presentations, guest speakers, and real-time market research, the RIA Institute drives innovation in the dynamic and rapidly growing registered investment advisor community, helping RIAs make the investment decisions and practice management choices that will best serve their underlying clients.

The RIA Institute:

  • Works with an RIA Advisory Board of senior executives from the nation’s largest innovative and successful RIAs to ensure cutting-edge and relevant content throughout the year
  • Helps supporting members build relationships with senior, decision-making representatives from the nation’s premier RIAs. It helps our RIA members build their network with other RIAs.
  • Assesses new and innovative investment strategies, products, and vehicles that preserve and grow the wealth of RIA underlying clients and how they fit within specific wealth management portfolios.
  • Communicates best practices in firm management, including technology innovation, back-office management, succession planning options, hiring, and more, helping RIAs build and manage their businesses.
The key difference to this conference over the others I attend is the ability to hear from my RIA peers. The more I can hear on panels what other RIAs are doing, the more value.

Stephen C. Biggs, Principal/Chief Investment Officer, HC Financial Advisors, Inc.


Three annual private roundtables

RIA Central Investment Forum in April; RIA East Investment Forum in June, RIA West Investment Forum in October.  

Senior delegates-only roundtable

Learn how the RIA industry is evolving and how your firm can adapt, with high level discussions among senior RIA executives at this single-day meeting.

Thought leadership

Nominate experts from your firm as discussion leaders, panelists, or presenters to share knowledge and provide insights to fellow RIA members.

Live market research

Receive confidential electronic polling results, presentations and executive summaries after each forum, providing you with important industry barometers.

Continue the conversation

Join our private LinkedIn group exclusive to RIA members and supporting members; post research and white papers.

Structured networking time

Participate in small, tabletop discussions mixing managers and RIAs, making connections easier and positioning you as a trusted expert.

Supporting Members

Amundi Pioneer Investments
Capital Group
Charles Schwab Investment Management
Direxion Investments
Fidelity Investment
First Trust Advisors
Franklin Templeton Investments

Gotham Asset Management
Griffin Capital Management
HarbourVest Partners
John Hancock
Lord Abbett
Macquarie Investment Management
Russell Investments

Nuveen Investments
State Street Global Advisors
Syntax LLC
T.Rowe Price
Thornburg Investment Management
Touchstone Investments
Van Eck

RIA Institute Advisory Board

Institutional Investor’s RIA Institute would like to thank our Advisory Board of esteemed RIA executives who help shape the Institute’s content, thought leadership and programming for the year.

Jeffrey Assaf, Senior Managing DirectorICG Advisors
Toussaint Bailey, Chief Executive OfficerEnso Wealth Management
Stuart Blair, Director of ResearchCanterbury Consulting
Ken Bower, CEO, Managing DirectorClayton Financial Group, LLC
Debra Brennan Tagg, Managing Partner, Brennan Financial Services
Jonathan Foster, President & CEOAngeles Wealth Management
Eric Godes, President and Chief Operating OfficerDaintree Advisors
Andy Hart, PresidentDelegate Advisors
Frederick Hinkley, Wealth ManagerManchester Capital Management, LLC 
William Hornbarger, Chief Investment OfficerMoneta Group

Rita Lee, Director of Research, Vice President, PrincipalBrouwer & Janachowski
Cosmin Lucaci, Vice President, Brownson, Rehmus & Foxworth
John Mannix, Chief Executive OfficerBaldwin Brothers
Biff Pusey, PartnerKimble Advisory
Fariba Ronnasi, PrincipalElite Wealth Management
Matthew Sexton, DirectorClear Harbor Asset Management
Chris Shepherd, Managing Director, Wealth AdvisorySpearhead Capital Advisors, LLC
Scott Sorensen, Principal & Chief Investment OfficerVigilant Capital Management
Lori Van Dusen, Chief Executive OfficerLVW Advisors
Joseph Zappia, Principal, Co-Chief Investment Officer, LVW Advisors

Upcoming Events
First class in all aspects. Appreciate opportunities for RIA interaction.

Steven L. Skancke, Chief Investment Strategist, Keel Point LLC


Supporting members, please contact:

Naina Farukh

+1 212 224 3388

Delegates/Plan sponsors, please contact:

Lauren Feldman

+1 212 224 3689